Internet of Things (IoT) Syllabus for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Technology

ait SUBJECT TITLE: Internet of Things (IoT)


SUBJECT CODE: 15CS822 No. of Credits:4:0:0:0 No. of Lecture hours per week:4
Exam Duration :3 hours Exam Marks: 100 Total No. of Lecture hours: 52


Course Objectives:

The objective of the course is to:

  1. Vision and Introduction to IoT.
  2. Understand IoT Market perspective.
  3. Data and Knowledge Management and use of Devices in IoT Technology.
  4. Understand State of the Art – IoT Architecture.
  5. Real World IoT Design Constraints, Industrial Automation and Commercial Building Automation in IoT.


Unit No Syllabus Content No. of


1 M2M to IoT-The Vision-Introduction, From M2M to IoT, M2M towards IoT-the global context, A use case example, Differing Characteristics. 10

M2M to IoT – A Market Perspective– Introduction, Some Definitions, M2M Value Chains, IoT Value Chains, An emerging industrial structure for IoT, The international driven global value chain and global information monopolies. M2M to IoT-An Architectural Overview– Building an architecture, Main design principles and needed capabilities, An IoT architecture outline, standards considerations.


M2M and IoT Technology Fundamentals- Devices and gateways, Local and wide area networking, Data management, Business processes in IoT, Everything as a Service(XaaS), M2M and IoT Analytics, Knowledge Management


IoT Architecture-State of the Art – Introduction, State of the art, Architecture Reference Model- Introduction, Reference Model and architecture, IoT reference Model


IoT Reference Architecture- Introduction, Functional View, Information View, Deployment and Operational View, Other Relevant architectural views. Real-World Design Constraints- Introduction, Technical Design constraints-hardware is popular again, Data representation and visualization, Interaction and remote control. Industrial Automation- Service-oriented architecture-based device integration, SOCRADES: realizing the enterprise integrated Web of Things, IMC-AESOP: from the Web of Things to the Cloud of Things, Commercial Building Automation- Introduction, Case study: phase one-commercial building automation today, Case study: phase two- commercial building automation in the future.



  • Jan Holler, Vlasios Tsiatsis, Catherine Mulligan, Stefan Avesand, Stamatis Karnouskos, David Boyle, “From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence”, 1st Edition, Academic Press, 2014.

Reference Books:

  • Vijay Madisetti and Arshdeep Bahga, “Internet of Things (A Hands-on-Approach)”, 1st Edition, VPT, 2014.
  • Francis daCosta, “Rethinking the Internet of Things: A Scalable Approach to Connecting Everything”, 1st Edition, Apress Publications, 2013


NOTE: One question each from units 1, 2 and 4.

               Two questions from unit-3

               Two questions from unit-5


Course Outcomes:

At the end of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the vision of IoT from a global context.
  2. Determine the Market perspective of IoT.
  3. Use of Devices, Gateways and Data Management in IoT.
  4. Building state of the art architecture in IoT.
  5. Application of IoT in Industrial and Commercial Building Automation and Real World Design Constraints.

Syllabus prepared by me for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Dr.Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.


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